18 May 2016 1.00pm — 1.30pm
Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)
Professor Katherine Duncan Jones, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College
DescriptionIn 1592-93, with London playhouses closed because of plague, Shakespeare wrote his most technically perfect work. Venus and Adonis (1593) is a highly original 'take' on the ancient Greek myth of the doomed Adonis - presented here as a pubertal boy incapable of responding to the goddess's amorous advances. It was a tearaway success with Elizabethan readers.
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